Aakanksha Singh

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This paper reports one of the first investigations of adult fears. Demographic variables included: sex, race, college degree status, and sibling position for a broadly defined middle class population. Additionally, it reports a new entity, "fisity" which accounts for both the popularity and strength of a fear in a single calculated measure. Women, in(More)
This article reports one of the first studies of adult fears, specifically in an elderly population. Results indicated that older women expressed greater fearfulness than older men, a sex differential also observed in children and adolescents. When compared to other adult groups, significant differences were noted on several categories of fears. The elderly(More)
This study aimed to study stigma experienced by caregivers of patients with schizophrenia. One hundred caregivers of patients with schizophrenia were evaluated on Stigma scale for caregivers of people with mental illness (CPMI), Explanatory model interview catalogue stigma scale (EMIC), General health questionnaire-12 (GHQ), Self-report attitude towards(More)
The paper reports the first study of adult fears according to ethnicity. The Chinese endorsed greater fearfulness than the whites. This difference was more marked for the women than the men. However, the Chinese and Japanese, two well-acculturated Asian minorities, expressed no differences in their fears; and Chinese living in two different sites(More)
Agranulocytosis as a side effect of clozapine has been reported to be associated with initial phases of treatment, i.e., first six months. Agranulocytosis with clozapine during the initial phases of treatment has been linked to genetic vulnerability in the form of variations in the human leukocyte-antigen haplotypes. However, there is limited literature on(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the stigma and its correlates among patients with severe mental disorders. Patients with diagnosis of schizophrenia (N = 707), bipolar disorder (N = 344) and recurrent depressive disorder (N = 352) currently in clinical remission from 14 participating centres were assessed on Internalized Stigma of Mental Illness Scale (ISMIS).(More)
There is growing evidence that Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are at an increased risk of developing psychosis (Kyriakopoulos et al., 2015) but the exact prevalence of psychosis in ASD is not known. Disruptive behaviours and aggression are also common in children with ASD. For the treatment of these problematic conditions in ASD, there are few(More)
BACKGROUND Stigma is very common among caregivers of patients with severe mental disorder; however, there is lack of national level data from India. AIM To assess affiliate stigma and its correlates among caregivers of patients with severe mental disorders. METHOD For this, caregivers of patients with schizophrenia ( N = 707), bipolar disorder ( N =(More)
Physicians, attorneys, and professors express a significantly different degree of fearfulness, although they prioritize their fears similarly. Physicians appear particularly to fear sickness and ageing, issues directly relevant to their chosen profession. The other two groups, however, do not demonstrate any specific outstanding fears. Results are discussed(More)
BACKGROUND Very few studies from India have studied stigma experienced by patients with schizophrenia. AIM OF THE STUDY To study stigma in patients with schizophrenia (in the form of internalized stigma, perceived stigma and social-participation-restriction stigma) and its relationship with specified demographic and clinical variables (demographic(More)